6. No One Trick Pony Show
While starting quarterback Andrew Luck is a lot of things: franchise quarterback, the Colts best player, and even the highest paid player in NFL history, he’s just one of many players on the Indianapolis roster.
Even though Luck has never once tried to place the spotlight solely on himself, sometimes it’s a byproduct of being one of the few bright spots on what’s otherwise been a pretty mediocre team over the past two seasons.
Ballard made sure to point out that even though Luck is a great player in his own right, that the Colts are placing an emphasis on teamwork with all 53–even 63 players playing together as one:
"“Let me say this because Andrew (Luck) is a great player, but it will never be about one guy,” said Ballard on Monday. “It will never be about one guy. It’s about all 53 men in that locker room. It’s about all 63 men including the practice squad that we have. It will never be about one person. It will always be about the team.” “And is he a good piece? Absolutely, but he’s just one of the 53 men that we have to go win with.” “It’s about the team. Everything is always about the team. The best thing for the team.”"